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Critical Capabilities for Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Published: 07 February 2018

ID: G00333081

Analyst(s): Julia Palmer , Philip Dawson , George J. Weiss , Kiyomi Yamada , Hiroko Aoyama , John McArthur , Arun Chandrasekaran


Infrastructure and operations leaders should use the 11 critical capabilities and five use cases described here to assess HCI product features and functions. I&O leaders need to align project portfolios with the use cases, rationalize technology and vendor choices, and standardize across use cases.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Cisco
    • DataCore
    • Dell EMC
    • HPE
    • HTBase
    • Huawei
    • Microsoft
    • Nutanix
    • Pivot3
    • Scale Computing
    • Stratoscale
    • VMware
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Hardware
    • SDI
    • Hypervisors
    • Containers
    • Data Services
    • Data Protection
    • Management
    • Stack
    • Scaling
    • Service and Support
    • Security
  • Use Cases
    • Consolidated
    • Business-Critical
    • Cloud
    • ROBO
    • VDI
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped
  • Honorable Mentions
    • Fujitsu
    • Hitachi Vantara
    • Lenovo
    • New H3C
    • Red Hat
    • Sangfor
    • Starwind

Inclusion Criteria

  • Functional Criteria
  • Business Criteria
  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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